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Symposium report can be downloaded from here.
The massive technological improvements and rapidly falling costs in modern transport and communication have transformed the previous epochs of mass migration of large groups relocating from origin to destination countries into a new era of the mass mobility of circular migration and more transient visits.
How are human mobility and the exponential growth in people movements in the 21st century to be appropriately conceptualised? What are the key relationships between mobility flows and networks, global value chains and Australia’s productivity framework and how may the Australian Government better tap into these to enhance productivity? And what are Australia’s core national security, border integrity and social implications given mobility and latent mobility (motility) in the 21st century?
This public symposium is a one-day event that will examine the strategic, policy and operational implications of mobility for Australia in the 21st Century.
- Mr Michael Pezzullo Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection
- Professor Anna Triandafyllidou Professor at the Global Governance Programme, European University Institute
- Professor Martin Bell Professor of Human Geography, University of Queensland
- Professor James Raymer School of Demography, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne Professor of International Workforce, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
- Professor Ien Ang Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
- Professor Greg Barton Chair In Global Islamic Politics, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation , Deakin University
- Dr Sverre Molland Lecturer in Anthropology (Development Studies), ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor Robert Breunig, Professor Peter McDonald and Dr Mathias Sinning from Crawford School will facilitate and moderate the keynote addresses and panel discussions.
The symposium is organised by Crawford School of Public Policy with sponsorship from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Concept paper of the sympsoium.
This event is free and open to the public, please register via the registarion button.
Presentation slides and podcasts:
Keynote addresss - ‘Contributing to Australia’s economy and labour market: the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s temporary and permanent migration programmes’ by Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection